Horizon Minister's Meeting The Condition of the American Church.


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Christian service will get all the more difficult consistently into the forseeable future. ... Christian holy places. Give or take 3 million individuals go to non-customary Christian holy places, ...
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Horizon Pastor\'s Meeting The State of the American Church © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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And the Church must be everlastingly constructing, And continually rotting, And continually being reestablished. TS Eliot © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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According to George Barna, 47% of American grown-ups went to chapel on a commonplace weekend in 2005. That would mean 140,000,000 Americans go to a congregation every week. Is that Accurate? Might individuals overstate about their congregation going to conduct? Do individuals overestimate their congregation participation when surveyed? © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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1990 - 2006 Population Growth by Births, Immigration and Death 91,384,556 68,510,978 51,773,556 22,873,578 Births Net Immigrants Total New People Net Gain in Population - 39,611,000 Deaths © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Three Critical Births New Babies A section with a low birthrate, little association with foreigners and a powerlessness to achieve youthful families, kids, high schoolers and youthful grown-ups will decrease in size and impact. New Christians When a congregation or a category encounter little transformation birth, a waterway of life, essentialness and eagerness stops to stream. New life (change) is a vital variable in a congregation encountering its own new life (congregational imperativeness). New Churches Denominations that don\'t plant holy places have quickly declining built up chapels; the individuals who do find that planting makes cooperative energy and life that gets infused into the entire section, particularly settled houses of worship. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Why are the development rates of places of worship declining? A Prophecy: Christian service will get all the more difficult consistently into the forseeable future. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Percentage of the Population Attending a Christian Church On Any Given Weekend in 2007 10.5% 13.1% NH WA 9.8% 11.7% 16.6% 26.7% ME 20.9% MT VT ND MN 12.5% OR 12.2% MA 10.0% 13.2% 20.4% 24.6% ID WI NY SD 12.6% 19.2% 16.6% WY MI RI 18.5% 22.5% 14.6% 21.8% PA IA CT NE 18.5% 13.8% 9.4% OH NJ 20.3% 2.9% 18.4% NV 14.1% IN 14.1% UT IL 16.1% CA 15.5% 17.3% CO WV 21.3% 19.8% DE VA 21.4% KS MO KY 16.5% 21.0% 22.5% MD NC TN 21.3% 12.8% 15.2% 25.1% OK AZ 22.2% NM AR SC 21.9% 26.5% GA 25.6% AL MS 17.4% 27.0% TX LA 13.1% 0.0% to 13.1% AK 13.1% to 15.5% 13.6% FL 15.5% to 19.2% to 21.9% 14.0% 21.9% to 28.0% HI © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Growth or Decline in the Percentage of the Population Attending a Christian Church from 2000 - 2007 - 10.3% - 6.8% NH WA - 14.4% - 11.8% - 5.6% - 3.9% ME - 9.7% MT VT ND MN - 13.1% OR - 15.5% MA - 9.0% - 14.2% - 17.5% - 10.8% ID WI NY SD - 11.5% - 6.6% - 17.6% WY MI RI - 9.4% - 8.6% - 14.6% - 8.7% PA IA CT NE - 7.9% - 12.7% - 1.9% OH NJ - 6.3% - 6.6% - 9.5% NV - 5.6% IN - 7.5% UT IL - 7.2% CA - 4.3% - 4.2% CO WV - 5.8% - 7.0% DE VA KS - 3.6% MO KY - 6.8% - 7.4% - 5.6% MD NC TN - 3.0% - 12.0% - 14.3% OK - 0.8% AZ - 4.4% NM AR SC - 6.6% - 1.6% GA - 3.8% AL MS - 8.5% - 8.2% TX LA - 11.0% AK - 10.8% FL 4.6% HI Decline Growth © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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17.8% 12.7% San Luis Obispo Kern 14.4% 16.5% San Bernardino Santa Barbara 12.6% Ventura 15.1% Los Angeles 13.0% 17.9% Riverside Orange 14.9% 17.7% Imperial San Diego 12.6% to 16.0% to 18.0% Southern California Counties 2007 Christian Church Attendance as a Percentage of Population Rose = Higher Blue = Lower © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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- 4.2% - 4.7% San Luis Obispo Kern - 9.4% - 3.3% San Bernardino Santa Barbara - 6.3% Ventura - 5.8% Los Angeles - 19.1% - 8.8% Riverside Orange - 2.5% - 11.5% Imperial San Diego Decline Growth Southern California Counties 2000 - 2007 Growth or Decline in Percentage of the Population at Worship in All Christian Churches on a Given Weekend © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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The 2 Next Charts demonstrate the relative quality of the 8 noteworthy denominational gatherings in San Diego metro zone. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Why are more seasoned houses of worship declining? (Every year, 40% of built up holy places develop and 60% decrease.) Which gathering will your congregation in this year? © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Why are medium sized houses of worship declining? Closeness . . . . . . . Service Excellence © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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And the Church must be perpetually fabricating, And continually rotting, And continually being reestablished. TS Eliot © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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The Restoration of the House of God One basic fixing remains if God\'s work is to be finished. That fixing is likened to the part of yeast in the preparing of bread. That last component is reclamation, the profound and powerful work of God. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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The Restoration of the American Church When the narrative of Jesus is told and lived out . . . At the point when the congregation makes pathways for productive service . . . At that point the stage is set for the development of the Holy Spirit . . . To inhale new life into his congregation. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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1. American society is turning out to be more: Post-Christian Postmodern Multiethnic For some Christians, this causes a Fear Reaction. Rather than Fear, Rejoice – the world that is coming is especially similar to the Mediterranean World of the Early Church. We have to demonstrate our congregation\'s main goal on the early church\'s central goal to the Gentiles. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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2. The Two Critical Words for Established Churches Are: Healthy Missional © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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3. All the more Well-Conceived New Churches must be the #1 Mission Focus for each Denomination and Missional Church. Parented Godly and Gifted Leader Strong Core Group Deep Networks in the Community © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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4. Christendom and a Christianized Culture have Allowed the Church to Talk about Jesus in a Second-Hand Manner. We Need to Restore the Priority of Jesus in our Communication, drawing in individuals with the words and activities of Jesus. That which was from the earliest starting point, which we have listened, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have taken a gander at and our hands have touched—this we declare concerning the Word of life. The life showed up; we have seen it and vouch for it, and we announce to you the unceasing life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. (1 John 1:1 & 2). © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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5. A great part of the Evangelical Church has decreased the Message of Jesus to a shallow Gospel. The Evangelical Church needs to recoup the vigorous and progressive Message and Mission of Jesus. © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Teach us again the best story ever told. In time, the Carpenter started to go In each town testing the general population To desert their narrow minded ways, Be washed in living water, And let God be their King. You looted demise, And made its jailhouse shiver – Strode into life To meet your startled companions. I have a fantasy, That all the world will meet you, And know you, Jesus, in your living force. That sometime soon all individuals will hear your story And hear it in a way they get it. from the Caedmon Liturgy, Celtic Daily Prayer © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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A Historic Prayer of the Church Most intense Holy Spirit, descend upon us and quell us. From paradise, where the common is made transcendent and magnificence appears to be however normal, bathe us with the splendor of your light, similar to dew. from Celtic Daily Prayer © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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PowerPoint Presentations… A free duplicate of this PowerPoint is accessible at: www.theamericanchurch.org/Skyline.zip © 2009 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org

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Information on the Information The profound strength of holy places is multifaceted, and is clearly a great deal more unpredictable than a participation pattern can depict. Be that as it may, taking after the case of St. Luke in the Book of Acts, who utilized the quantity of individuals who appeared at different occasions as a sign reporting the wellbeing and development of the early church, I would recommend that participation is the

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